ALBANY, N.Y.--The first three individuals to serve on the Resort Gaming Facility Location Board will be appointed Thursday.
The board will be responsible for evaluating casino applications and making selections of who is eligible to apply for a commercial gaming license in New York State.
"These individuals have the expertise, objectivity and knowledge of New York State to evaluate the applications to operate destination resort casino. I thank them for their commitment to bringing much-needed economic development, revenue and jobs to Upstate New York," said Chairman-Designate Mark Gearan.
The three recommendations that will be formally appointed at the Commissions next meeting are Paul Francis, Stuart Rabinowitz and Bill Thompson.